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Is Contaminated Well Water Bad For Dogs?


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Dogs Should Not Drink Bad Well Water

Bad Well Water Affects Dog's Health!


Drinking contaminated well water is dangerous for dogs, who can become sick from bacteria or minerals in the water.


Well water is contaminated when it contains either bacteria or minerals that can harm your dog


If you have well water, you may need to talk with your veterinarian about how to ensure that your dog is drinking good water.


Well Water Contamination


Wells are typically drilled into underground aquifers where they collect and store rainwater and snowmelt from the surface above them.


There are many different types of wells, but all serve the same basic purpose: they provide an alternative source of drinking water when municipal supplies are unavailable or unsafe for human consumption (such as during a natural disaster).


Well owners must be careful not only about what goes into their own bodies but also what goes into their pets' bodies--because animals don't tend to discriminate between "clean" versus "dirty" liquids when offered them by humans!


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Well Water Contaminants


Contaminants That Can Contaminate Well Water Include Bacteria, Pathogens, Minerals, and Heavy Metals


  • Bacteria and pathogens such as E. coli, salmonella and giardia. These are most commonly found in contaminated water sources that have been contaminated by animal or human waste.

  • Minerals, including iron and manganese which can cause discoloration of the water as well as taste issues. These minerals are also known to be a health risk if too much is consumed over time because they can build up in your dog's body and cause damage to organs like the liver or kidneys (1).

  • Heavy metals such as lead and copper that may be present in the casing around pipes used for wells (2). Lead poisoning has been linked to neurological problems such as seizures so it's important not only for humans but dogs too! Copper is also bad news because it causes vomiting when ingested even at low levels so make sure there aren't any pipes made from this material near where your pooch drinks from regularly!


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Keep Your Pooch Safe

How does contamination affect the health of my dog?
  • Harmful bacteria.

  • Harmful minerals.

  • Harmful chemicals.

  • Harmful parasites, such as worms and protozoa (single-celled organisms).

  • Harmful viruses like distemper or parvovirus

Well water can be dangerous for your dog if it has bacteria or minerals.


Well water is often contaminated with bacteria, minerals and other substances. If your dog drinks it, it can cause diarrhea or even kidney failure.


Bacteria: The most common type of well water contamination is bacteria from the earth that gets into your well. This can cause serious illness in dogs if they drink it regularly over a long period of time or if they drink large amounts at one time. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting and loss of appetite; some dogs may have bloody stools as well (which isn't normal for them).


Minerals: Iron and Manganese are considered minerals and heavy metals. No matter how they are classified, dog owners should know that they are found in groundwater and they build up in your dog's kidneys over time until they become too heavy for him/her to handle anymore!


This condition called "metallosis" can lead directly to bladder stones or urinary tract infections even though there isn't anything wrong with any other organs besides those two mentioned above.


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Dogs Should Drink Clean Water

Why is it Important for Dogs to Drink Good Water?


It's important for dogs to drink good water. The body is made up of 60% water, and your dog needs this fluid to help regulate its body temperature, lubricate joints, keep organs healthy and function properly.


Dogs also need water because it transports nutrients throughout their bodies and helps eliminate waste products from their systems.


Poor quality water can lead to health problems in both humans and animals alike - especially when it comes to pets like dogs who depend on us as their caregivers!


So what exactly makes good drinking water?


If you have well water, you may need to talk with your veterinarian about how to ensure that your dog is drinking good water.


If you have well water, you may need to talk with your veterinarian about how to ensure that your dog is drinking good water. Well water can be dangerous for dogs if it has bacteria or minerals that are harmful to them.


Well water can be dangerous for your dog if it has bacteria or high concentrations of minerals and heavy metals.


If you have well water, you may need to talk with your veterinarian about how to ensure that your dog is drinking good water.


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